Status Report

Wide Field Camera 3 Anomaly on Hubble Space Telescope

By SpaceRef Editor
January 8, 2019
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At 17:23 UTC on Jan. 8, the Wide Field Camera 3 on the Hubble Space Telescope suspended operations due to a hardware problem. 

Hubble will continue to perform science observations with its other three active instruments, while the Wide Field Camera 3 anomaly is investigated. 

Wide Field Camera 3, installed during Servicing Mission 4 in 2009, is equipped with redundant electronics should they be needed to recover the instrument.

SpaceRef staff editor.